Answered By: Claire Townsend
Last Updated: 23 Mar, 2020     Views: 10

Library Services are working closely with our publishers and suppliers to maintain access to the online resources that are available to you as members of the University. On top of this, we’re making every effort to increase our offering to allow staff and students to continue to work and study from their homes and residences.

 

  • Many e-books on platforms such as Ebook Central, EbscoHost Ebooks, and VLeBooks are now available to our users on an unlimited basis. This means that concurrency limits of single or three users have been removed and as many people as possible can use the same e-book at the same time. This will run until mid-June and we’re grateful to all publishers who have removed these restrictions.
  • Printed books that have not been available to us in electronic format in the past are now increasingly being made freely available to allow students to access them from outside of the Library via platforms such as Kortext. If you are an academic who is concerned about access to books for students on your modules, please contact your Information Specialist http://libguides.aston.ac.uk/homepage and we will attempt to source electronic versions for you.
  • Some specialist and journal content will also be made freely available to staff and students. Please monitor our social media outlets for announcements.

 

Please get in touch with us at library@aston.ac.uk if you have any queries about accessing content online you can chat to use using our live chat function.

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